Corning Community College

Tel: (607)962-9011
  • Corning Community College offers an extensive yet affordable range of educational, cultural, and social opportunities to a diverse population of full-time and part-time learners. We focus on student achievement by stressing quality teaching and personal attention. Our emphasis on high standards of quality and technological advancement provides a flexible learning environment in which students are prepared for a life of service to their professions and their communities in a globally interdependent society. We promote intellectual and personal growth, meet the educational needs of the community through transfer, career, certificate, and training programs, and enhance economic development.
School Highlights
  • Corning Community College serves 4,520 students (47% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Corning Community College is the only community colleges within Steuben County, NY.
  • The nearest community college is Elmira Business Institute (13.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 140 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Corning Community College(NY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty140 staff85 staff
Corning Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,520 has declined by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 29% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,520 students1,688 students
Corning Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio32:127:1
Corning Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,114 students1,163 students
Corning Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,406 students525 students
Corning Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Corning Community College Enrollment Breakdown NY All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Corning Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Corning Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Corning Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Corning Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Corning Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Corning Community College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Corning Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.220.70
Corning Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Corning Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,500$35,300
Corning Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,700 is less than the state average of $5,480. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,850 is less than the state average of $9,953. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,700$5,480
Corning Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,850$9,953
Corning Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%92%
Corning Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$13,747
Corning Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,868
Corning Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1956 by the Corning-Painted Post School District, CCC began modestly in a scattering of old buildings in the city of Corning. Today, we encompass a 550-acre main campus on Spencer Hill with a complex of eight buildings plus an observatory and planetarium. We've also expanded our vision to provide services at a variety of off-campus sites throughout Steuben, Chemung and Schuyler counties. Students from age 16 to 70 attend CCC and take courses in 48 different degree and certificate programs leading to careers or transfer to further education. Many doctors, engineers, lawyers, nurses, business people, teachers, technologists and even an astronaut have begun at CCC. Currently, approximately 3,300 full-time equivalent (FTE) students are enrolled, representing 5,000-6,000 students taking our fully accredited credit offerings. Whether your goal is to transfer to a four-year college, enhance your current job skills, or begin a career Corning Community College is the smart choice. CCC provides an excellent educational foundation at an affordable price, and students may attend on either a full-time or part-time basis, depending on individual need. Our unique programs, comfortable learning environment, and dedicated faculty and student support staff create a campus community that enhances the learning experience for each student.

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Did You Know?
For New York public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,480 per year for in-state students and $9,953 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,254 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in New York is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

New York community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in New York is St Paul's School of Nursing-Queens. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.